Professor of Philosophy, York University, Toronto
Kristin Andrews is the York Research Chair in Animal Minds and a professor of philosophy at York University in Toronto, where she also helps to co-ordinate the Cognitive Science programme and the Greater Toronto Area Animal Cognition Discussion Group. She is on the board of directors of the Borneo Orangutan Society Canada, a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and the author of several books on social minds, animal minds, and ethics.
Philosophy of mind
What is it like to be a crab?
Consciousness science should move past a focus on complex mammalian brains to study the behaviour of ‘simpler’ animals
Computing and artificial intelligence
What has feelings?
As the power of AI grows, we need to have evidence of its sentience. That is why we must return to the minds of animals
Kristin Andrews & Jonathan Birch
Animals and humans
Rats are us
They are sentient beings with rich emotional lives, yet we subject them to experimental cruelty without conscience. Why?
Kristin Andrews & Susana Monsó